WE’VE COME A LONG WAY
It all began in a little workshop founded in 1941 by Firmino Savio in the heart of the historic centre of Florence. After initially producing light fittings and chandeliers, the firm’s crafting activities soon broadened to include the production of carved wood mirrors, decorated with gold leaf and semi-precious stones.
CARVED WOOD MIRRORS AND ABROAD SCENERIES
Thanks to these refined creations, in the early 1950’s the firm also made a name for itself abroad, particularly in the United States, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
THE SECOND GENERATION
On the death of the founder of Savio Firmino, his sons took over the reins. Guido continued in his father’s footsteps and became responsible for art direction, while his brother Amedeo dealt with the commercial side of the business.
THE COLLEZIONE AMBIENTE NOTTE AND BED 1696
In the 1980’s the Firm developed and extended its range of products. The Collezione Ambiente Notte was launched. An Emblem of this collection is Bed 1696, elegantly carved with ribbons and flowers, created to a design by Guido Savio from an idea of his daughter Costanza.
FIRM’S NEW PREMISES
The Firm has continued to grow from the 1940’s until the present day gaining increasing success in the international market and expanding its range of products. In 1990 the Firm’s new premises on the Scandicci (Florence) industrial estate were inaugurated, an area where the leading brands of Italian design and fashion are present. Meanwhile the Firm continued its evolution, passing from an artisan to an industrial dimension.
THE COLLEZIONE BAGNO
The evolution continued with the creation of the Collezione Bagno, a collection with classic lines but with an eye on the comfort necessary for bathroom environments.
THE THIRD GENERATION
In the meantime Guido’s and Amedeo’s children took on a central role in the Company’s art direction and commercial management. Since 2011 Michela, Cosimo and Gregorio Savio have flanked their parents, bringing new impulse to the development of Savio Firmino.
LOVE IS A WHITE HORSE
Prompted by the third generation, Savio Firmino began to approach the film world. In 2011 it sponsored “The Cricket” at the 68th edition of the Venice Film Festival. Then, to promote its new collections, Savio Firmino produced its first film “Love is a White Horse”.
THE KITCHEN COLLECTION AND CONTRACT LINE
Savio Firmino’s path continued with the introduction in 2014 of the first kitchen: Santa Trinita. At the same time Savio Firmino’s Contract line was launched.
75TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE OFFICIAL STATE HERMITAGE HOTEL
In 2016 the Company celebrated its 75th Anniversary at the Official State Hermitage Hotel in St. Petersburg, a particularly elegant venue, furnished throughout by Savio Firmino. Savio Firmino’s Contract line soon began to receive important acknowledgements. Among them, worthy of mention are: “Best Hotel 2015” at the International Hotel Awards, “Best Luxury New Hotel” and “Best Luxury Design Hotel” at the Luxury World Hotel and Spa Awards.